We’re all over the map with these films about the most impressive cities of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
- 3 episodes
Modern science reveals the environmental forces that have shaped human history
Immerse yourself in the world of the rich and famous and follow the owner and workers who call this super tower home. With unprecedented access, get a glimpse of what it is like to live, work, and play in the World's Tallest Tower.
- 10 episodes
New York. America’s largest city. Here is how a mostly unseen network of infrastructure systems works in unison to keep the city breathing.
Within the last 10 years, the number of people who have been forcibly displaced around the world has risen rapidly; yet, portraying how this issue has continued to increase is difficult. "The Unknown City" illustrates the scope of global displacement by creating a fictional city based on real data.
- 1h 36m
For the first time in 70 years, archaeologists have uncovered new areas of ancient Pompeii. With exclusive access to the dig, see how the latest artifacts and DNA science are changing history and discover the real stories of what happened to the unfortunate souls who didn’t escape the city gates.
Tokyo is the most populated urban zone on the planet. Built on a fault line, threatened by flooding and several active volcanoes, the city seems doomed to disappear, and yet it continues to grow. See the ambitious projects under development to save this unique city.
Isolated in the middle of the tropical forest of Guatemala, Naachtun is the last city of the Maya golden age. Today, scientists are trying to understand how it has survived for almost 200 years after the collapse of the Mayan civilization.
Never before have there been so many people on Earth. The new world creates new challenges for us living together, one of the biggest being the infrastructure in the world we live in.
Manhattan is an overwhelming rush, and people from all over the world are flooding into the city to experience it. There are areas of Manhattan that are becoming old and outdated but performing the renovations can be quite a challenge.
Explore the history of Rio de Janeiro. This film will take viewers back in time to revisit the rich and contrasting history of Brazil’s cultural hub, at the crossroad between colonial history, engineering challenges, and political and artistic revolutions.
We think cities belong to us, but the concrete jungle's teaming with animals, we make friends with some, but most go about their lives unseen. Some see wild animals as pests, and dangerous to our health, others believe they are crucial to our well-being and belong here as much as we do.
What happens when we run out of water? Residents of Cape Town depict a revealing portrait of a city facing scarcity while drawing needed lessons to counter a more global issue.
- 2 episodes
From Venice to New York City, discover the ambitious work of remarkable cities that could soon be destroyed by what created them: water.
An investigative journey to a Ukrainian city that is completely cut off from the outside world and that harbors a secret that costs more human lives with each day that passes. Many of the people who live here don't even know that a deadly disease has already established itself in their organs.
Once considered to be the poorest region of the Soviet Union, Turkmenistan is one of the most closed-off countries in the world. Today, oil and gas have made the country wealthy.